Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all of the services. Each machine is designed for a specific treatment, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Monthly tanning members or those who opt for six tanning sessions can harness the sun-kissing power of Planet Beach's top-notch tanning beds, whereas Mystic Tanners can step into the Mystic Tan UV-free bronzing chamber for one session and emerge seconds later, appearing as if they have been fox-trotting with the sun. A staff of helpful spa assistants is always on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable. Call to make an appointment.
Stylist Nicole Garcia channels more than 18 years of experience into her skilled scissors as she trims, tints, and tailors coifs to suit each client's taste. Before hypnotizing ringlets into pleasing patterns or fun animal shapes, Garcia consults with each patron to find the right recipe of services. One-hour haircuts, complete with a shampoo and personalized style, await ladies’ locks ($35), and gents’ mops receive a dapper shaping in about 30 minutes ($25). Treat hard-working manes to a moisture infusion with a reconditioning treatment ($15), or grant strands a fortifying high-five with a keratin treatment ($50). Aquage products sweet-talk tresses into formal styles ($45), and facial waxing keeps visages smoother than a plate-glass zamboni ($15 for one area; $5/additional area).
Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients’ tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin’s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios’s chariot within 46 seconds.
A lot has changed since the days of bonnets, crewcuts, and gas-powered combs. At Hair Madness Salon, stylist Lacy Marais makes sure to stay on the cusp of all the latest styling and coloring trends. In the comfort of her cozy salon chair, clients can request voluminous layers, highlights, or restore vibrancy to strands with a soothing deep-conditioning treatment. Lacy also engineers specialty updos for upcoming weddings, birthdays, and boxing matches.
At Fruitzen Frozen Yogurt, taste buds entwine with frozen yogurt rich in live active cultures. Made with real yogurt instead of a powder mix, their froyo provides a healthy alternative and comes in flavors such as white chocolate mousse and sea salt caramel pretzel, with 12 nonfat and low-fat options, including no sugar added options, and a non-dairy sorbert, and a variety of toppings, including fresh strawberries, raspberries and pineapple.